Dailies In His Word 2019

Dailies ~In His Word
April 7, 2019
Did you ever think on a verse and when you paraphrased it to share the idea with someone else you made it fit; then had someone take it literal? I read a story of such the other day where it was taking about Jesus being asleep in the boat. It was in the Bible notes I had so I used it in a speaking event. I was describing what Jesus was doing during the following scripture. In the version I had read it said he was asleep on a pillow. Thinking on how it was a good suggestion I added it. I mean Jesus was comfortably asleep during the storm. The fact is he was not asleep on a piece of a row boat, but Jesus was asleep out of the wind so we could figure it to be a two level shipping boat.  We can deduce this because he fell asleep quickly there and it does not say that the wind and rain were on him. So chances are he was on a pillow style bed. What we are sure of he was comfortable and resting when they came to wake Him.

One day about that time, as he and his disciples were out in a boat, he suggested that they cross to the other side of the lake. On the way across he lay down for a nap, and while he was sleeping the wind began to rise. A fierce storm developed that threatened to swamp them, and they were in real danger.
24 They rushed over and woke him up. “Master, Master, we are sinking!” they screamed.
So he spoke to the storm: “Quiet down,” he said, and the wind and waves subsided and all was calm! 25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”
And they were filled with awe and fear of him and said to one another, “Who is this man, that even the winds and waves obey him?”
Luke 8: 22-26
The point of this passage is to teach us that with faith we can calm the storm, and that with Jesus along we may still be in the storm but He will stop it when we cannot do it ourselves. So if life tosses you around in a storm you can have peace if you trust Jesus to calm it.  Stop worrying that it will fail and know that God is with you so you will not perish!
Heavenly Father, help us to remember that when you are with us noting can come against us! In Jesus’ name, amen
Teresa M. Wilson